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Top-Rated Financial Services Employers


eFinancialCareers announced its Ideal Employer 2017 rankings at the end of March, 2017. The survey of 5,983 global finance professionals included attorneys who work in legal as well as “JD Advantage” jobs.

A “JD Advantage” job is one where a law degree is preferred, but not necessarily required. In the financial services sector, these include the following selected job titles:

  • Investment Compliance Officer
  • Risk Management Specialist
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Bank Investment Compliance Officer
  • Probate Administrator/Officer
  • Banking Enforcement Advisor
  • Bankruptcy Analyst
  • Community Reinvestment Act Director
  • Conflicts of Interest Oversight Officer
  • Equities Compliance Officer
  • Estate/Fiduciary Administrator
  • Financial Enforcement Specialist
  • Investment Banking Officer
  • Legal Advertising/Sales Literature Manager
  • Legal Product Manager
  • Legal Product Manager
  • Legal Product Manager
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Specialist
  • Pension Law Specialist
  • Public Finance Consultant
  • Securities Transactions Analyst
  • Trust Officer/Administrator

Respondents were asked to rank the most important criteria for selecting their ideal employers. Topping the list were (in order of importance):

  1. challenging/interesting work
  2. competitive salary
  3. promotion opportunities
  4. positive organizational structure
  5. strong executive leadership
  6. financial performance/strength of firm
  7. solid training and development programs
  8. competitive bonus
  9. attractive benefits
  10. office environment

The top ten employers:

  1. JP Morgan
  2. Goldman Sachs
  3. Google
  4. Morgan Stanley
  5. Citi
  6. Blackrock
  7. HSBC
  8. Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
  9. UBS
  10. Credit Suisse

For the complete list of the top-rated financial sector employers, go to eFinancialCareers.


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